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F-SPACE History

1997-Present

F-SPACE -- Surprisingly accessible, violently passionate and harmonic art rock noisescapes -- delivered with sonic intricacy and homicidal tendencies. Camped in the vicinity of EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN, THROBBING GRISTLE, ACID MOTHER'S TEMPLE, SWANS and GLENN BRANCA. The result conjures an apocalyptic, feral, destructive trance state implying a catastrophic act of nature, a march through the desert on the path to war, or an offender's mental state during a crime of passion.

Current Lineup: SCOT JENERIK and ETHAN PORT (SAVAGE REPUBLIC, DEATH RIDE '69), ALEPH KALI (CHROME)

Former Lineup: with JOEL CONNEL (MAN IS THE BASTARD), GABE MULFORD (MURDER MEDIA, JACK KILLED JILL)

F-Space Gig History

# 71 Northern California Noise Festvial (norcalnoisefest)
Sacramento, CA 10/14/06
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Katatonic
  • Through the Night Softly
  • Total White Out

Played inside a theater space with Volatile spewing. Sucked up the oxygen in the room. Everything was extra noisey. Perfect audience full of the area's best noise artists.

# 70 Burning Man Decompression "Heat the Streets" Faire
San Francisco, CA 10/08/06
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Katatonic
  • Through the Night Softly
  • Total White Out

Played under the freeway again. Great response.

# 69 How To Destroy The Universe: Part 5
Richards on Richards, Vancouver, BC, Canada 02/04/06
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali

  • Sound check Improv
  • Gathering Pools
  • Through the Night Softly

Other Bands: Blixa Bargeld, Jarboe, Sixteens

Shitty Irish bar and incompetent staff, plus some technical difficulties with the sound, but over all was a good gig with moments of brilliance. Especially the Sound check Improv which got quite explosive. First gig in Canada. Amazing audience that stuck around after Blixa and Jarboe. Barrett got the mix so sonically full and loud with harmonics, it sounded like the building was taking off. The PA was pointed directly at the back bar, for the venue staff's utter enjoyment.

# 68 How To Destroy The Universe: Part 5
Triple Door, Seattle, WA 02/03/06

F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Gathering Pools
  • Through the Night Softly

Other Bands: Blixa Bargeld, Jarboe, Sixteens

Easily the most swank room any of us had ever performed in. Was a sit down dinner theater that primarily hosts Jazz shows. Everything was wireless and computerized. The lighting was total rock god. All of the god photos of the tour were shot here. The Jazz sound guys and the venue talked Ethan into turning his amps so far down there was no "crunch" for Barrett to mix, resulting in what one witness describes as "the most sedate F-Space set ever", which was still quite Sonic.

# 67 How To Destroy The Universe: Part 5
Sabala's, Portland, OR 02/01/06

F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Gathering Pools
  • Through the Night Softly

Other Bands: Sixteens, Syncronicity Frequency, Waldteufel

Fire show for the Portland 2Gryls crew. They broke the curse on bad Portland experiences. Was a lot of fun, the band has really jelled. Everyone is very comfortable on stage and locked.

# 66 How To Destroy The Universe: Part 5
Studio Z, San Francisco, CA 01/29/06

F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Gathering Pools
  • Through the Night Softly
  • Total White Out

Other bands: Soriah, Richard Bitch, Marlon Kasberg's new outfit (which totally destroyed)

Played to an empty room because of the other Destroy show at BOTH. Still fun. Soriah sang additional vocals on Gathering Pools

# 65 How To Destroy The Universe: Part 5
Studio Z, San Francisco, CA 01/28/06

F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Gathering Pools
  • Through the Night Softly

Other Bands: Blixa Bargeld, Sixteens, Soriah, Black Ice, NF-Orchest

Packed room of 300 +. Tons of energy and a really good gig. Had about 10 minutes to setup and play with now sound check. Scot used Thor on Flogging the Slaves. Ethan had a new guitar and routing configuration that made his guitar sound better than ever. Aleph was his usual runaway freight train. First night working with Barrett mixing the sound.

#64 San Francisco Independent Film Festival
Islais Creek 09/17/05

F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali

  • Katatonik
  • Through the Night Softly
  • The Gathering Pools
  • Total White Out

Other bands: Babyland

Last show with Matt Callahan doing sound. One of the tightest shows we've done. Great audience, although fairly small for a free show. Scott Beale (Laughing Squid) took some amazing photos of the sunset fire performance. No recording, unfortunately.

#63 Fire Arts Festival 07/16/05
Crucible, Oakland, CA 07/16/05
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali/Callahan

Played late, just before David Therrian's piece. Did a great job clearing out the place.

#62 How to Destroy the Universe - Part IV 06/26/05
Shipyard, Berkeley, CA 06/26/05
Studio Z, San Francisco, CA 06/26/05
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali/Callahan

  • Raagini Intro/Tuning Improv
  • Katatonik
  • Through the Night Softly
  • The Gathering Pools
  • Total White Out (with Soriah)

Slightly calmer gig as it was at a club rather than the Shipyard. More relaxed and flowing. One of the best F-SPACE gigs to date. No fire made the music more coherant.

#61 How to Destroy the Universe - Part IV 06/25/05
Shipyard, Berkeley, CA 06/25/05
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali/Callahan

  • Thor Improv
  • Katatonik
  • Through the Night Softly
  • The Gathering Pools

Other artists: Skip Arnold, Boyskout, Black Ice, Sav Rep, Phd., 999 Eyes, Soriah, Synchronicity Frequency

Crazy insane night during the How To Destroy the Universe: Part IV festival. Light misty rain gave a nice ambiance to the pummeling sounds of F-space amid the mechanical destruction of the Shipyard. F-Space Destroyed! Excellent set.

#60 How to Destroy the Universe - Part IV 06/24/05
Shipyard, Berkeley, CA 06/24/05
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali/Callahan

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Katatonik
  • Hot Pants
  • Total White Out

Other artists: Skip Arnold, The Turks, Dos, Savaged Republic (Jeff Long), 999 Eyes, Soriah, Synchronicity Frequency, Samantha X

First night of the How To Destroy the Universe: Part IV festival at the Shipyard. Set was a little rushed and Aleph broke his bass drum head during Katatonik. Scot used dry ice on Volatile during Hot Pants. Scot also ended up with a massive burn and blisters on his leg. No bleeding head though. Good Night.

#59 The Lab 11/06/04
San Francisco, CA
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • Untitled work with "The Lizards"

New 40 minute untitled acoustic piece prepared especially for The Lab. Aleph and Scot performed on "The Lizards", two custom built wooden string instruments similar to a very rugged hammer dulcimer. Ethan played treated guitars at a much lower than usual volume.

Scot intimidated the audience who were milling around after Brian Doherty's Burning Man talk, so it was a very small audience, composed mainly of family and a few close friends. Because it was such a quiet piece, we needed people to either go outside to talk, or stay and be quiet.

Our daughters Sarah and Cicada performed on the lizards at the end of the piece. A very lovely, trance filled, quiet yet surprisingly crushing performance.

#58 Robodock 09/23/04
Amsterdam, Netherlands
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • Raagini Intro (untitled improvisation)
  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly
  • Children of the Dum Dum

Other Artists: Double Nelson, Madagascar Institute, (many more)

Big festival, big stage, big (humungous) sound, pro lighting, fog, strobes, way rock and roll. F-Space totally filled and resonated the massive building.

Lot’s of machine art, Madagascar Institute got really soggy and destructive. Double Nelson completely kicked ass.

#57 Big Pants Squat - Nijmagen, Netherlands 09/22/04

F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound
  • Katatonik (untitled improvisation)
  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly
  • Children of the Dum Dum

Amazing gig, great audience. Scot demolished Volatile at the end of the set after he broke multiple springs during the gig. Weird power in the space, some equipment fried.
Free Download of Binaural Recording of the show

#56 Ameland, Netherlands 09/21/04
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly

Secret Island Gig in the forest on the remote island in the North Sea. Cold and wet and secretive. Three run away horses circled around Matt. Something out of a fairy tale.

#55 Continental Club, New York 09/16/04
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Katatonik Jam
  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly

Other bands: Torch Job, The Fakes, (several others)

Great night with lot’s of energy. Was the day that Johnny Ramone died. Best club gig to date. Ethan was ON. Small audience but the music was bliss.
Free Download of Binaural Recording of the show

#54 Tommy’s Tavern, Brooklyn 09/15/04
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • Jam (untitled improvised)
  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly

Small room, shit PA, just a few friends. The promoter went home sick with the flu.

#53 Lit Lounge, New York 09/14/04
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly
  • Children of the Dum Dum

Other Bands: Warton Tiers (provided backline), God is My Co-Pilot, Jason Trachtenburg

Ok Gig, good reaction, shit PA but Matt made it sound good. Small cramped underground room.

#52 Burning Man 09/04/04
Inside Thunderdome

F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali/(Enrique on vocals), Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly
  • Children of the Dum Dum

Great set though we were tired from all the shows.
Comment from Matt: "Slay…. Perfect….. I’m drunk."

#51 Burning Man 09/03/04
At Illumination 2
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali, Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly
  • Children of the Dum Dum

One of the most energetic sets ever, totally on.

#50 Burning Man 09/03/04
At Illumination 1
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali, Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly

Great set, great audience, big fire. Illumination setting off their fire sculpture while F-Space sonically pummeled. Audience went nuts. New vocals added on Total White Out (with gravel playa voice)

#49 Burning Man 09/02/04
At THERM under Ryan’s Eye - 2
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali, Callahan sound

  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly

Good set.

#48 Burning Man 09/02/04
At THERM under Ryan’s Eye - 1
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali, Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly

Band obviously reformed. Good set, great environment, great audience, and great mix as Matt was finally there.

#47 Burning Man 09/02/04
By the Man at 4 am
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly

Sludgy sound without Matt. Ethan twiddled the amps which pissed off the band. So much fatigue and discontent that the band broke up.

#46 Burning Man 09/01/04
3:00 and Esplanade - 3
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali

  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly

Good set but we were getting tired as it was the third performance that night. Got a noise complaint at Burning Man, go figure.
Comment: “I was having a horrible Burning Man and was ready to go home, but you saved me”

#45 Burning Man 09/01/04
3:00 and Esplanade - 2
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port

  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly

Finally got the mix, one of the best sets F-Space has ever played.
Comments: “You totally destroyed my power of speech” “I had a major boner through the set”

#44 Burning Man 09/01/04
3:00 and Esplanade - 1
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly

Really bad mix, etc. Matt wasn’t there.

#43 Burning Man 08/31/04
9:00 and Esplanade - 2
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port

  • Total White Out
  • Through the night Softly
  • Hot Pants
  • Children of the Dum Dum

Good energetic performance during a slight calm in the whether. Audience screamed for more.
A woman yelled “Finally good music on the Playa!”
Scot melted all of the cables off of Volatile during the gig.

#42 Burning Man 08/31/04
9:00 and Esplanade - 1
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port

  • Total White Out
  • Hot Pants

Performed in a total white out. Song of the same name created during the onslaught, while dust and sound pummeled the audience. The dust was blasting from behind the band into the audience, so they could not view the band, while the sound was driven into them.

#41 How to Destroy the Universe festival: Part 2, 08/07/04
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • Hot Pants
  • Through the Night Softly
  • The Gathering Pools
  • Charity and Hope

Other Bands: Aesthetic Meat Front, Binky, The Turks

Great night. Great energy. The first three songs came off very well, Gathering Pools was the best we’ve played it. Charity and Hope crashed and burned.

#40 How to Destroy the Universe festival: Part 2, 08/06/04
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Through the Night Softly
  • The Gathering Pools
  • Hot Pants

Other Bands: Black Ice (The SixTeens wussed out)

Pretty good show. F-SPACE are up for days with last minute planning of the festival which results in fairly low energy for an F-Space show.

#39 FFF Sonoma, CA 04/09/04
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Through the Night Softly
  • Hot Pants

Other Bands: Flower Cops

In Brett’s back yard. Such a laugh for the runaway locomotive that is F-Space to play in the Wine Country. Lot of neighbors wondering if the Big One had hit. Of course the cops showed up but Brettt talked them in to letting us play one more. Surprised they let us as the fire was blasting almost as high as Ethan’s amps.

#38 The Shipyard, Berkeley, CA 03/06/04
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Through the Night Softly
  • The Gathering Pools
  • Hot Pants
  • The Torching of Egeria

F-SPACE become the "house band" for the Shipyard.
An utter blast, one of the funnest shows F-Space has ever played. F-Space performed a full fire show, in the shipyard which is a compound of shipping containers, art and a metal shop, in front of Kiki’s Egeria firefall fountain. Scot lit the fountain on fire with his flame thrower at the end of the set. Ethan was so sick with stomach flu he almost didn’t make it, but felt much better after the show.

#37 StudioZ San Francisco, CA 2/27/04 - Show Flyer
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • The Gathering Pools
  • Through the Night Softly
  • Hot Pants

Other Bands: Drop Black Sky

Not a very good night, had trouble with the sound system, lack of energy in the room and lack of light on stage.

#36 Sound Re-Wound Festival, The Lab in San Francisco, CA 2/25/04
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • The Gathering Pools
  • Through the Night Softly
  • Hot Pants

Other Artists: Pamela Z

20th anniversary of the Lab’s exhibition of sound. First live rendition of The Gathering Pools which sounded great in the space. A really fun show, very relaxed, great sound, fire, energy. Also Scot’s first live vocalization.

#35 Festive Meltdown, Los Angeles 12/20/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali, Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Through the Night Softly
  • Charity and Hope
  • Hot Pants

Other Bands: Jet Fuel, Spindrift, (others)

Free party in a warehouse space for Ethan's 40th Birthday. Went on at about 2:30 am. Ethan went ape shit overdrive with Thor on Charity and Hope. Scot fired up the flamethrower at the end of Hot Pants. Matt Callahan (adopted for good) ran sound and Kimie Leary did Merch. Greg Grunke from Savage Republic raved about the set.

“F-Space absolutely killed!"
"Then F Space threw it into drive and nobody knew what hit 'em! Scott
Jenerik, playing his various percussion contraptions, and drummer Aleph Kali established a complete rhythm lock pounding out patterns of amazing
intricacy and intensity while Ethan added snaky melodies and sheets of
texture with his guitar armada. The hall had too much flammable stuff for
them to go totally apeshit with the pyrotechnics but Scot did fire up one
of his smaller devices that shot out bursts of propane flame as it was
played kinda like the time Granny's stove exploded. All this at a volume
level that at times made early Swans sound like Raffi and sent the
lightweights heading for the hills. Overall a stunning display of sonic
ferocity and beauty the likes of which L.A. hasn't seen in quite a spell.”

#34 SF Liberation Radio Benefit 1015 Folsom, San Francisco, CA 12/11/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Through the Night Softly
  • Charity and Hope

Other Bands: (many)

Benefit for SF Liberation Radio, in their attempt to get the FCC off their backs. Went on late, with no sound check, and had to cut the gig short because of limited time. Matt mixed on the fly. Paul from the Burning Man scene screamed "Oh God I've missed you guys" at the end of the set.

#33 "How to Destroy the Universe Festival - Part 1" Studioz, San Francisco, CA
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali, Callahan sound

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Through the Night Softly
  • Charity and Hope
  • Hot Pants

Other Bands: Mermen, Punk Rock Orchestra, Neither Neither World, The Serotonins

First in hopefully a series of SF festivals. Really fun evening with lot's of energy. Matt Callahan's first gig helping out with sound. Over 380 people came out on a cold wet December night.
F-SPACE were tightening up their set. The review from the Bay Guardian says it all.

"Then came the moment I'd been waiting for. F-Space battered the unsuspecting audience with a wall of noise. Port's instrumentation on an electric 12-string maintained the breakneck speed and ominous tones of early Savage Republic. He'd loop a string of notes into a mixer, then switch guitars, or forsake them for a homemade instrument created out of two thick metal springs stretched along the length of a four-foot-long segment of pipe, which he alternately beat on and picked up and let drop to the floor.

Jenerik used drumsticks and even a violin bow to elicit the most raw and, at times, excruciating sounds from a similar instrument propped on a metal sawhorse. Kali added the energy of a runaway locomotive on drums.

The result was apocalyptic: the music summoned a feral, destructive trance state that implied a catastrophic act of nature, a march through the desert on the path to war, or the offender's mental state during a crime of passion." -(Camille T. Taiara) SFBG Dec 17, 2003

#32 "CrackWhore presents" at the Curve Bar, San Francisco, CA 11/08/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Through the Night Softly
  • Charity and Hope

Other Bands: Sub Arachinoid Space, DareDiablo, Diningroom Romance

F-Space set up their PA in the back of the space, and went on right after . Limited sound check, lot's of sound problems during the gig. Aleph broke his bass drum head during Charity and Hope so they couldn’t finish with Hot Pants.


#31 Decompression, Burning Man, San Francisco, CA 10/12/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Kali

  • Flogging the Slaves
  • Through the Night Softly
  • Charity and Hope
  • Discipline

Outdoor street festival for Burning Man. Scot blasted huge fireballs from Volatile under the freeway. Lot's of old fans blown away by the addition of Aleph on drums.

#30 Burning Man 2003, Thunderdome, Black Rock City, NV 08/31/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

  • Hot Pants
  • Something
  • Charity and Hope

Late on Sunday night, as the event wound down, F-Space performed unannounced inside the Thunderdome, a huge geodesic dome in the style of the Mad Max movie. Without competing sound, F-SPACE could be heard all across the Playa, the monotone floating in and out with the wind currents. The audience was up on the outside of the dome looking down on the performance. Scot's fireballs floating up toward the spectators and illuminated the dome. People could see Thunderdome ON FIRE across the Playa due to the blasts. F-SPACE were completely possessed at this show. At the end of the set, Scot kicked Volatile across the arena and smashed it to pieces. The audience went Ape Shit.

#29 Burning Man 2003, Radio Free Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV 08/30/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

  • Hot Pants
  • Something
  • Charity and Hope

F-SPACE performed in front of Kiki's Egeria. Kiki who once wrote
"F-Space ends every song sounding like the entire power grid for the western US just went off line" was at the gig. F-Space had been using their own generator for all the shows, well this time they plugged into the Radio Free Burning Man generator, and blew the power on the first strike on Volatile. Not only knocked out their sound, but knocked out the radio station as well.

#28 Burning Man 2003, Playa after the burn, Black Rock City, NV 08/30/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

  • Hot Pants
  • Something
  • Charity and Hope

On the playa after the burn as revelers were wandering back.

#27 Burning Man 2003, At the Man, Black Rock City, NV 08/29/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

  • Hot Pants
  • Something
  • Charity and Hope

Very late night in the glow of the man. A total "hit and run" show, took people completely by surprise. One of the more sonically dialed BM shows. Relaxed and powerful.

#26 Burning Man 2003 , K-SVRT Radio, Black Rock City, NV 08/29/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

  • Hot Pants
  • Charity and Hope

Other bands: Cat 5

In somewhat of a vs. there was no question that F-Space destroyed Performed at the K SVERT stage on the Esplanade.

#25 Burning Man 2003, Playa at 9:00, Black Rock City, NV 08/28/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

  • Hot Pants
  • Something
  • Charity and Hope

Out by Thunderdome on the Playa. Speakers turned both in and out. Diminished the impact of the performance. Also dark and windy.

#24 Burning Man 2003, Sol System, Black Rock City, NV 08/27/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

  • Hot Pants
  • Something
  • Charity and Hope
  • Flame Thrower

F-Space played through an 8 channel system with a computer interface that threw each channel around to different speakers. Interesting sonic landscape for the audience, extremely disorienting for the band. Like playing in a cavern with multiple echoes. Huge dust storms during the set added to the chaos.

#23 Burning Man 2003, Esplanade at 3:00, Black Rock City, NV 08/26/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

  • Hot Pants
  • Something
  • Charity and Hope

Super fun energetic performance.

Last minute decision to attend Burning Man. Aleph Kali had joined the band full time but was unable to attend. The REAL FUN would have to wait one more year.

#22 Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA 03/27/03
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Connell

  • Invocation
  • Bombay Blood
  • Sniper
  • Percussion Jam
  • Charity and Hope

Good sound on stage, shitty sound in the audience. Volatile crapped out. Still, Charity and Hope was epic. This recording ended up as the base tracks for Charity and Hope on the Preliminary Impact Report CD.

#21 Timothy North Benefit, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA 03/25/03
Wired Mag Preview

F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Connell/Kali

  • Invocation
  • Charity and Hope

An amazing night of community and reunions, filled with nostalgia, happiness, sadness, anger and tragedy. Just as Tim's body was falling apart, this set crashed and burned. Limited rehearsal time, and none with the two drummers together. Volatile had no sound, and during Invocation Scot was attacked by a schizoid woman. Scot is so in the Zone during the performances that he said it took all the energy that he had to not put Thor through the Woman's forehead.

#20 Synorgy Solstice Burn, West Desert, UT 12/21/02
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Connell

  • Insurrection
  • Sniper
  • Charity and Hope
  • Fucking Heathens

Outdoor gig in the Utah Desert for the Synorgy offshoot of Burning Man. Was cold and snowing while they played. Ethan played with gloves with a couple of the fingers chopped off. Scot was the only warm one blasting lot's of fire. Beautiful and intense environment. The audience was blown away. Many people said their lives were forever altered.

#19 Burt's Tiki Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT 12/20/02
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Connell/Brannigan

  • Invocation
  • Jam (Listen Fuck'o)
  • Percussion Jam
  • Charity and Hope

Ethan’s 39th birthday. In between a gig and a rehearsal at Charity's bar. F-Space jammed on various themes. Charity and Hope was written during this session. The untitled jams included Tim Brannigan on drums.

#18 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT 12/19/02
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Connell

  • Insurrection
  • Sniper
  • The Gates of Hell

First gig of the newly reformed F-Space. Tim Brannigan assisted with sound. The first time that Scot, Ethan and Joel had all three been on stage together. During the first song, Scot went ape shit overdrive, slamming Thor repeatedly on the ground, during which he broke a finger and ripped his hand open in three places. As he staggered back on to the stage in a daze, blood dripping on to the floor, Ethan said "I think Scot has issues with Utah". The audience was blasted into another dimension.

#17 Splung, San Francisco, CA 01/27/01
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Mulford

  • Pig Fucker
  • Arabian
  • Children of the Dum Dum

A jam with Gabriel Mulford on guitar for Scot's 38th birthday party.

#16 Vulcan Studios, Oakland, CA 12/12/98
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

Other bands: Tch'Kung

The only show that Scot has ever walked off stage of in the middle of the set. Scot had just created Volatile. The sound system collapsed due to some strange grounding issue and nothing worked. After a few hours of troubleshooting Scot just shot flames from Volatile. Harlan got the P.A. fixed before Tch'Kung went on, so they sounded swell.

A total disaster that sparked a 4 year hiatus from public performing.

#15 Sound Unwound, The Lab, San Francisco, CA 12/5/98
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

A fun night, though a bit uneven, of solo performance by Scot, into a collaboration with Thomas Dimuzio, into F-Space. A more musical approach for F-SPACE.

#14 Lava Festival, Sandcrawler, Oakland, CA 9/18/98
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

Energetic performance during a noise festival. Scot's solo performance on Thor started off, with Ethan later joining on monotone guitar.

#13 Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, NV, 9/6/98
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

This show was cancelled Sunday afternoon because some of the Distrubia PA equipment was ruined in the previous nights storms, so "the guy" packed up his toys and went home. Harlan from Draino offered their stage. Disturbia offered what was left of their P.A. F-SPACE played battle of the bands with Coprolingus. F-SPACE won.

#12 Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, NV, 9/5/98
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

This show at Draino was cancelled due to pissing rain. The next day half the domes in the city were partially caved in.

#11 Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, NV, 9/4/98
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

F-SPACE went on just after AWD. Lots of people, lots of "Crush". Great night.

#10 Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, NV, 9/3/98
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

F-SPACE drag the contraption to the Playa. Some of the oil drums are cut in half, but there are still way too many of them.
This first Thursday night show was on the main stage. Lost at Last lost track of time.

#9 Zoot Suite, Portland, OR 6/13/98 (club owner Mike Thrasher stole all the $$ from the show)
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

Long drive, didn’t get paid. At one point in the set the owner of the space told the sound guy to go tell them to stop playing, Scot was in the process of blasting his flame thrower, the sound guy told him he was going nowhere near the stage. Good response from the audience.

#8 F is for Flame, Abstrakt Zone, Emeryville, CA 6/4/98
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

Vordo’s space. Lot’s and Lot’s of fire. I mean...really...a LOT of fire. Five flaming oil drums, the flaming contraption, flaming concrete floor, and Ethan in a pink leotard with “too hot to handle” stenciled on the front. Great show.

#7 Cyberbuss Costume Ball, Griffith St, San Francisco, CA 5/30/98
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/Mulford

F-SpaceBig, heavy, massive rhythms. "The Contraption" debuts. During the set Scot sliced his forehead open on a piece of steel. Most people didn’t notice the blood running down his face. Kiki’s first introduction to the band. Wrote a review with the classic line “they finished sounding like the entire power grid for the Western US just went off line”.

#6 #6 The Fancy Freaky Formal Ball, Cell, San Francisco, CA 4/11/98
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

First live performance with Thor. Also the first full rendition of Insurrection (then called Chiapas)

#5 Day of Noise, KZSU, Stanford, CA 4/2/98
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

Scot unveiled his new creation Thor. Ethan improvised on monotone guitar (the beginning of "Chiapas").

#4 23five Benefit, The Lab, San Francisco, CA 11/8/97
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

Other artists: Tim North

An incredible night of sound, projections, sushi and beer for an over capacity crowd at the Lab. F-Space closed the night with an explosive set of percussive destruction.

#3 Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, NV 8/31/97
F-Space: Jenerik/Port/ Tch'Kung

Other artits: Tch'Kung

F-Space performance into Tch'Kung performance into a jam between the two bands. Scot and Ethan improvised on the oil drum version of Sub-Linear. The oil drums made nice big flames when pummeled. Documented by a German film crew for the film Burning Man 2020. It took Scot over 100 strikes to break sub-linear in half. Ethan kept pace with him swinging full force into the oil drums. The audience went Ballistic and can be seen in full frenzy in the movie.

#2 Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, NV 8/29/97
F-Space: Jenerik/Port
Equilibrium

Scot’s composition “Equilibrium” performed on Sub Linear, with Ethan’s noisy guitar wash over and through the piece. Cold and windy as hell. Sub-Linear was mounted between two oil drums that were set on fire. When Scot broke Sub Linear in half at the end of the set, the whole contraption fell off the stage and took a chunk out of photographer Gregory Cowley’s arm. This provided Greg with a commemorative scarification of the first real F-Space performance. Documented by a German film crew for the film Burning Man 2020, directed by Christoph Gampl and Andreas Kukutsch.
View the F-SPACE clip from Burning Man 2020 here

#1 Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, NV 8/28/97
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

No PA so Scot and Ethan performed on flaming oil drums next to a piano frame where other friends joined in the percussive mayhem. This is also the show where Scot lit himself on fire, had to do the drop and roll, and while drumming on a flaming oil drum smashed his left index finger, blowing all of the meat out of the tip. The jam went on for another half hour while Scot drummed and spread blood all over his body and face. A fitting beginning for F-Space.

#0 Scot's Studio , Nevada St., San Francisco, CA 1997
F-Space: Jenerik/Port

Ethan and Scot improvise in the studio for about an hour.
"Bombay Blood" is one result.


 

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